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Hello All.

I am a newbie to the site, I do not have a Jag at the moment but I am seriously thinking about getting one, I have been looking at the x series and the S series, around 2002 Reg. manual Transmittion and Diesel. Can anybody please tell me.

1) Would a Diesel Jag be ok for towing a caravan, at the moment I pull with a Vauxhall Omega.

2) what is the difference between the X Series and the S Series, besides a different grill.

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Welcome to the Jaguar Owners Club John.

Diesels should tow a caravan no problem. However, you may need to check with your dealer if the transmission needs a cooler. I am not too sure if one is needed or available, so worth checking.

S-type is more refined but the X-type is still a nice car. The S-type is bigger as well. The X-type was a competitor to the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class as the S-type is more of a competitor for the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class.

As you are towing then you should be aware that the X-type comes in FWD and 4WD versions and the S-type is RWD

Let us know how you get on :)

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Hi Steve.

Thank you for your reply, I was getting all sorts of replies from other sources so I thought, ask the people who know, and joined the Jaguar owners club. So as refinements in the passenger cell, is the X type just as well kitted out as the S type. I was told from other sources that the x type is just a refined Mondeo, I cant really see that myself. is the x type a luxury motor.



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Personally the stype is much more refined, but the x-type is still quite a luxury motor.

The x-type gets a lot of stick for it's ford connections, but still a nice looking motor, better looking than the older s-type models in my opinion, although they improved the s-type in the facelift model

Best thing is to have a test drive and see what you think John

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Hi Guys.

Thank you for your replies, I am definitely leaning towards a Jag, (At the moment I tow with a Vauxhall Omega, lovely towing motor) I have the chance of getting an S type, but he says that it has a Ford 2.5 Diesel engine in it, I am a bit concerned, can you marry up a Ford 2.5 Diesel with a manual Jag gearbox, and will the engine torque to gearbox be ok. in my mind it must be a bit of an hybrid, but I am ignorant to Jaguars, so comments on this point would be much much appreciated.. One of my mates has just bought an X Type on a 2002 plate for £1800 and its a lovely car, do they usually go that cheap or is that about the going price.

Regards to All


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Hi John, you can get them cheaper, depends on model, year mileage, condition etc.

The thing I would suggest is that you buy one with FSH and check every button, control, lights etc and take it on a long test drive, good luck biggrin.gif

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